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So happy together: Same-sex marriage legal in Washington

More than 140 couples who were married at City Hall following legalization of same-sex marriage in Washington state December 9, 2012.

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Deb Needham, left, and US Cost Guard first class petty officer Nancy Monahan, leave Seattle City Hall a happy couple December 9, 2012.

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Deb Needham, left, and US Cost Guard first class petty officer Nancy Monahan, walk away from Seattle City Hall a happy couple December 9, 2012.

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US Cost Guard first class petty officer Nancy Monahan places the wedding ring on her same sex partner Deb Needham December 9, 2012.

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The official marriage certificate for Deb Needham, and US Cost Guard first class petty officer Nancy Monahan December 9, 2012.

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A same sex couple pose for a photo outside Seattle City Hall a happy couple December 9, 2012 to a cheering crowd.

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A same sex couple leave Seattle City Hall a happy couple December 9, 2012 to a cheering crowd.

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A women cries during the wedding of a sex couple at Seattle City Hall a happy couple December 9, 2012.

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A young boy reaches out to a same sex couple with an offer of flowers to a cheering crowd outside Seattle City Hall December 9, 2012 after the two were married.

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Brad McCanta, (L) and Jay McCanta, share a kiss on the steps of Seattle City Hall after being married December 9, 2012 to a cheering crowd.

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A same sex couple leave Seattle City Hall a happy couple December 9, 2012 to a cheering crowd and were among more than 140 couples who were married at City Hall following legalization of same-sex marriage in Washington state.

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A same sex couple leave Seattle City Hall a happy couple December 9, 2012 to a cheering crowd.

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Corianton Hale and his partner Keith Bacon as he waves their marriage certificate leave Seattle City Hall a happily married couple December 9, 2012.

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